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Definition of Witness

Witness

  1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
  2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
  3. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
  4. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
  5. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
  6. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
  7. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
  8. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
  9. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.

Witness Quotations

Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
Arthur Erickson

I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
Pierre Trudeau

I call God to witness that as a private person I have done nothing unbeseeming an honest man, nor, as I bear the place of a public man, have I done anything unworthy of my place.
Francis Walsingham

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
John Ruskin

I was brought up in the War. I was an adolescent in the Second World War. And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.
Harold Pinter
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Witness Translations

witness in Afrikaans is bywoon
witness in Dutch is getuige
witness in German is Zeuge
witness in Italian is testimonio
witness in Latin is testimonium, testis
witness in Portuguese is testemunha
witness in Spanish is testigo
witness in Swedish is bevittna, vittna, vittne
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